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How to Repair Dashboard Lights
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What Does It Mean When the Dashboard Warning Lights Blink?
A blinking car warning light can indicate different problems with your car. If your Check Engine Light flashes without stopping, get it checked out.
Is It Safe to Drive With the Gas Cap Light On?
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Is it Safe to Drive With the Battery Light On?
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Is It Safe to Drive With the Oil Pressure Light On?
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What Kind of Bulbs Are Used Behind the Dashboard
Your Your dashboard contains a number of light bulbs. They’re used for everything from lighting up your speedometer to turning on the Check Engine Light. What kind of bulbs are used behind the dashboard? Actually, that might not be a...
What Kind of Bulbs Are Used Behind the Dashboard
Your Your dashboard contains a number of light bulbs. They’re used for everything from lighting up your speedometer to turning on the Check Engine Light. What kind of bulbs are used behind the dashboard? Actually, that might not be a...
What Kind of Bulbs Are Used Behind the Dashboard
Your Your dashboard contains a number of light bulbs. They’re used for everything from lighting up your speedometer to turning on the Check Engine Light. What kind of bulbs are used behind the dashboard? Actually, that might not be a...
How Long Does a Cruise Control Vacuum Reservoir Last?
The The cruise control vacuum reservoir is an air bladder that stores a supply of spare air that is vacuum pressured for when the primary vacuum runs low. This part is located directly behind the front bumper of your car....
5 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Dashboard
The The dashboard in your car is the control panel of your vehicle. It provides you with all the information you need to know, as well as houses the instruments and controls for operating the vehicle properly. The dashboard provides...

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Problem with the electrical system of the car
The BCM or body control module controls all of these items and there is a technical bulletin to get the BCM reprogramed. The reprogram should fix the issue for you. The dealer will have to do the reprogram for you....
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Power problems
Hi. Other owners have reported similar symptoms with their trailblazers. The first and easiest thing to check would be the 125A mega fuse under the hood. This is located right outside the under hood fuse box and has two big...
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Overdrive not working.
It sounds like you are having an electrical problem that is affecting several systems. These can be tricky to diagnose. Sometimes they can be tied together and fixed with a single repair or several different repairs may need to be...
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Lights out on dash
Hello, thank you for writing in. The dashboard lights have a dimmer switch that you need to double check is not turned down. The switch can also fail causing this issue. If equipped, you can test the switch for power...
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Dashboard lights not working
Hi. The common problem with dash lights going out is a power inverter malfunction. The only fix is to replace the whole dashboard. I would check the fuses for the dash lights first and if they are okay, the problem...
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Dashboard lights not working
Hello. There are a couple of things that come to mind. The wire that is not connected to anything could be the wire that is causing the problem. That wire could be shorting the turn signal system once it is...
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Dashboard light not working.
Hi there. If all of the lights on the dash board are not working then most of the time the issue is in the dimmer switch. The dimmer switch controls how bright the lights are inside of the vehicle. This...
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Dash lights not working
Hi, have you checked the fuse for the instrument cluster? This is a quick and easy check, however, if the fuse is blown, it blew for a reason, so replacing it is only a temporary solution. As the circuit will...
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Dash lights not working
It sounds like you are having a problem with the dimmer switch that controls the brightness of your dash lights. Either that, or you have blown a fuse for the dash lights. The dimmer switch malfunctioning would be a more...
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Car cranks but won't start.
Check the main fuse to the engine and see if its burned. If the fuse is good, then check the wiring under the dashboard and see if there is anything loose or damaged. A loose or damaged wire will cause...
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Gas gauge isn't working. Sometimes the speedometer and the temperature gauge doesn't work. Limited lights around gauges and radio.
Hi there. The dashboard lights are burned out in the dash and the dimmer switch could be worn causing the lights to be weak. The gauges that seldom fail to work is most likely a loose wire in the dash...
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Car almost stalled, steering wheel locked up, all lights on dashboard came on, pushed gas pedal and nothing happened.
Hi there. When the engine is stalling and sputtering, this is an indication that the fuel system has lost pressure. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it is hot and if its clicking on when the key is...
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Check engine light not working.
If the check engine light is not coming on, then that is a good sign. If your dashboard before displayed the check engine light before and now it is not coming on, then the dashboard warning light could have burned...
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I have a 2006 Honda Accord and the dash lights and radio willl sometimes go off then come right back on when I'm going about 40 mph.
The code P0685 refers to the main ECM (computer) relay has lost power. Check the main relay and see if its getting hot. A hot relay will disconnect to cool off and reconnect. If the relay is getting hot, then...
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I had a new rear brake sensor installed. The braking lights still come on intermittently.
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My headlights, blinkers, and brake lights work but the taillights, interior lights, and dash lights don't work. All fuses, relays, and switches are good.
Hi there. There is either a break in the wiring on the lighting circuits for the main light switch or the ground wire to the main light switch for the running lights is loose or not hooked up. Check the...
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Why do my dashboard lights come on with the key out of the ignition on my 2013 Ford F-150
Hello. If the lights are coming on when the key is out of the ignition then most of the time the issue is with the ignition switch. If the switch is not turning all of the way off then this...

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